South Africa’s most-watched soapie Uzalo aired a one-hour TV special this past Friday.
The main plotline for the episode revolved around the funeral ceremony of the late characters MaNzunza (Leleti Khumalo) and Smangele (Sihle Ndaba).
The hour-long episode was filmed a month ago on 16 January 2018 to air a special TV for the killed off characters of MaNzuza and Smangele, who were both murdered.
According to reports, Leleti Khumalo quit the Uzalo for more money and Sihle Ndaba got fired.
Former fan-favourites such as Mkhonto (Bonga Dlamini), Advocate Zulu (Luthuli Dlamini), Sibahle (Londeka Mlaba) and Mumsy (Nomcebo Gumede) returned on Friday just for the episode.
Emotional scenes were filmed on the Newlands sound stage in Durban where the Stained Glass TV production roped in guest stars like the current Durban mayor Zandile Gumede, who made an appearance as a community representative.
Gospel sensation Hlengiwe Mhlaba delivered some rendition of soothing gospel melodies.
According to the producers the “the funeral service is a send-off that no-one expected will happen. People have to hold on to their faith, some on their weapons, to make sure that they stay alive and breathing”.
Famous faces included Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha, Tzozo, The Legacy, Selbeyonce, Zodwa Wabantu, Distruction Boyz and Dumi Mkostad also made appearances.
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